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Michael K. Carpenter, 50, of Nortonville, died Sunday, October 11, 2020, at his residence. Michael was born April 24, 1970, in Jacksonville, the son of Kenneth and Carol Ann Kesinger Carpenter.

Michael is survived by his father, Kenneth (Shirley) Carpenter of Franklin; sister, Susie (Steve) Carpenter-Stelling of Nortonville, brother Robert Dale (Tammy) Carpenter of Franklin, stepsister Stacey (Richard) Henson of Nortonville, stepbrother Kevin Buster of Murrayville; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Michael was preceded in death by his mother, Carol Ann Carpenter.

Michael was a graduate of Jacksonville High School and had enjoyed participating in Pathway Service programs. He loved children and was known as “Uncle Mike” to many. He loved dressing up as Santa Claus for children and was proud to be Santa Clause for the Pathway Services Christmas Party each year. Michael also enjoyed the Pathway Prom each year. Michael loved fishing and making his own bait and listening to bluegrass and country music. He also played basketball as a young man. More than anything, Michael loved spending time with his family.

The family would like to give special thanks to Jennifer Schaller of Pathway Services Unlimited.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville, with burial at Youngblood Cemetery in Nortonville. The family will meet friends from 12 Noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Due to the current pandemic, masks are required. Memorials are suggested to Pathway Services Unlimited. Condolences may be left online at

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